The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905654

Category: Poetry

Page: 1056

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The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' alongside verse from less familiar figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal.

The new Penguin book of romantic poetry

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth

Publisher: Lane, Allen

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 1005

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The years following the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 saw a matchless flowering of poetry, in which a new mood emerged. Romanticism was an exaltation of the imagination, a celebration of creativity and an expression of feeling in its most elevated form, which is at the root of our modern understanding of nature, beauty and love. Organised by theme and genre, this collection reveals unexpected connections and shared preoccupations and allows us to see the Romantics in a fresh light. Thus Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley appear as masters of comedy; Burns and Byron speak of the relationship between man and nature; and Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal. And the acknowledged genius of Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Kubla Khan', and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' is set alongside verse from less familiar figures, including a strong representation of women poets, among them Charlotte Smith, Felicia Hemans & Letitia Elizabeth Landon.

The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry

Author: Patrick Crotty

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241387981

Category: Poetry

Page: 1120

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The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry features the work of the greatest Irish poets, from the monks of the ancient monasteries to the Nobel laureates W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney, from Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith to Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, along with a profusion of lyrics, love poems, satires, ballads and songs. Reflecting Ireland's complex past and lively present, this collection of Irish verse is an indispensable guide to the history, culture and romance of one of Europe's oldest civilizations. In his introduction to this new Penguin Classics edition, Patrick Crotty explores the traditions of poetry in Ireland, and relates the rich variety of the poems to the long and frequently troubled history of the island.

Wenn der Sommer endet

Author: Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641167477

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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Zeit der Dunkelheit, Zeit der Geheimnisse ... So lasst uns die Gläser erheben auf die dunkle Zeit ... Die dunkle Zeit, wie die 17-jährige Cara, ihre Schwester Alice und ihre restliche Familie es nennen, scheint wie ein Fluch, der sie einmal im Jahr für ein paar Wochen heimsucht. In diesem Zeitraum passieren Unfälle, geliebte Menschen sind schon gestorben. Und dieses Jahr soll es eine der schlimmsten dunklen Zeiten werden, prophezeit Caras Freundin Bea. Mysteriöse Dinge geschehen und bald weiß Cara nicht mehr, was Traum und was Realität, was Magie und was echt ist. Die Grenzen verschwimmen, und als lange vergessene tragische Ereignisse ans Licht kommen, könnte es für Cara, ihre große Liebe Sam und ihre Schwester Alice schon zu spät sein ...

English Romantic Verse

Author: David Wright

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913045

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

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English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence. Nearly all the famous piéces de résistance will be found here - 'Intimations of Immortality', 'The Ancient Mariner', 'The Tyger', excerpts from 'Don Juan' - as well as some less familiar poems. As far as possible the poets are arranged in chronological order, and their poems in order of composition, beginning with eighteenth-century precursors such as Gray, Cowper, Burns and Chatterton. Naturally most space has been given over to the major Romantics - Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Clare and Keats - although their successors, poets such as Beddoes and Poe, are included too, as well as early poems by Tennyson and Browning. In an excellent introduction David Wright discusses the Romantics as a historical phenomenon, and points out their central ideals and themes.

The Penguin Book of the Sonnet

500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English

Author: Phillis Levin

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140589290

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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Features more than six hundred sonnets from notable poets representing the Elizabethan, Romantic, and Victoria eras, as well as writers from the Harlem Renaissance and contemporary authors.

Anthologies of British Poetry

Critical Perspectives from Literary and Cultural Studies

Author: Barbara Korte,Ralf Schneider,Stefanie Lethbridge

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042013018

Category: Poetry

Page: 347

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From Tottel's Miscellany (1557) to the last twentieth-century Oxford Book of English Verse (1999), anthologies have been a prime institution for the preservation and mediation of poetry. The importance of anthologies for creating and re-creating the canon of English poetry, for introducing 'new' programmes of poetry, as a record of changing poetic fashions, audience tastes and reading practices, or as a profitable literary commodity has often been asserted. Despite its impact, however, the poetry anthology in itself has attracted surprisingly little critical interest in Britain or elsewhere in the English-speaking world. This volume is the first publication to explore the largely unmapped field of poetry anthologies in Britain. Essays written from a wide range of perspectives in literary and cultural studies, and the point of view of poets, editors, publishers and cultural institutions, aim to do justice to the typological, functional and historical variety with which this form of publication has manifested itself - from early modern print culture to the postmodern age of the world wide web.

The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

Author: Robert Chandler,Irina Mashinski,Boris Dralyuk

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141972262

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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An enchanting collection of the very best of Russian poetry, edited by acclaimed translator Robert Chandler together with poets Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, poetry's pre-eminence in Russia was unchallenged, with Pushkin and his contemporaries ushering in the 'Golden Age' of Russian literature. Prose briefly gained the high ground in the second half of the nineteenth century, but poetry again became dominant in the 'Silver Age' (the early twentieth century), when belief in reason and progress yielded once more to a more magical view of the world. During the Soviet era, poetry became a dangerous, subversive activity; nevertheless, poets such as Osip Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova continued to defy the censors. This anthology traces Russian poetry from its Golden Age to the modern era, including work by several great poets - Georgy Ivanov and Varlam Shalamov among them - in captivating modern translations by Robert Chandler and others. The volume also includes a general introduction, chronology and individual introductions to each poet. Robert Chandler is an acclaimed poet and translator. His many translations from Russian include works by Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolay Leskov, Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov, while his anthologies of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida and Russian Magic Tales are both published in Penguin Classics. Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and co-founder of the StoSvet literary project. Her most recent collection is 2013's Ophelia i masterok [Ophelia and the Trowel]. Boris Dralyuk is a Lecturer in Russian at the University of St Andrews and translator of many books from Russian, including, most recently, Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry (2014).


A Companion to Romantic Poetry

Author: Charles Mahoney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available

Die Ladenhüterin

Roman

Author: Sayaka Murata

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841214800

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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»Absurd, komisch, klug, mutig und präzise. Einfach überwältigend.« Hiromi Kawakami Die literarische Sensation aus Japan: Eine Außenseiterin findet als Angestellte eines 24-Stunden-Supermarktes ihre wahre Bestimmung. Beeindruckend leicht und elegant entfaltet Sayaka Murata das Panorama einer Gesellschaft, deren Werte und Normen unverrückbar scheinen. Ein Roman, der weit über die Grenzen Japans hinausweist. Keiko Furukura ist anders. Gefühle sind ihr fremd, das Verhalten ihrer Mitmenschen irritiert sie meist. Um nirgendwo anzuecken, bleibt sie für sich. Als sie jedoch auf dem Rückweg von der Uni auf einen neu eröffneten Supermarkt stößt, einen sogenannten Konbini, beschließt sie, dort als Aushilfe anzufangen. Man bringt ihr den richtigen Gesichtsausdruck, das richtige Lächeln, die richtige Art zu sprechen bei. Keikos Welt schrumpft endlich auf ein für sie erträgliches Maß zusammen, sie verschmilzt geradezu mit den Gepflogenheiten des Konbini. Doch dann fängt Shiraha dort an, ein zynischer junger Mann, der sich sämtlichen Regeln widersetzt. Keikos mühsam aufgebautes Lebenssystem gerät ins Wanken. Und ehe sie sichs versieht, hat sie ebendiesen Mann in ihrer Badewanne sitzen. Tag und Nacht.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

Author: Roland Greene,Stephen Cushman,Clare Cavanagh,Jahan Ramazani,Paul F. Rouzer,Harris Feinsod,David Marno,Alexandra Slessarev

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691154910

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1639

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Rev. ed. of: The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics / Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan, co-editors; Frank J. Warnke, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Earl Miner, associate editors. 1993.

John Keats

Selected Poems

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141922680

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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Keats is one of the major figures in the second generation of Romantic Poets and was considered by Tennyson to be the greatest poet of the nineteenth century. The preoccupying themes of Keats' poetry are love, art, sorrow, the natural world and thenature of the imagination. However, his poetry is often also indirectly critical of conventional political, religious, and sexual beliefs. This collection contains pieces from different periods in his short life, from his earliest verse to his later unpublished poems. It also includes his best-loved works, such as The Eve of St Agnes, Lamia, and the Odes, and extracts from Endymion.

The Complete Poems

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141961007

Category: Poetry

Page: 752

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Keats’s first volume of poems, published in 1817, demonstrated both his belief in the consummate power of poetry and his liberal views. While he was criticized by many for his politics, his immediate circle of friends and family immediately recognized his genius. In his short life he proved to be one of the greatest and most original thinkers of the second generation of Romantic poets, with such poems as ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, ‘On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer’ and ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’. While his writing is illuminated by his exaltation of the imagination and abounds with sensuous descriptions of nature’s beauty, it also explores profound philosophical questions. John Barnard’s acclaimed volume contains all the poems known to have been written by Keats, arranged by date of composition. The texts are lightly modernized and are complemented by extensive notes, a comprehensive introduction, an index of classical names, selected extracts from Keats’s letters and a number of pieces not widely available, including his annotations to Milton’s Paradise Lost.

The Cambridge Companion to the Poetry of the First World War

Author: Santanu Das

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107470080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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The poetry of the First World War remains a singularly popular and powerful body of work. This Companion brings together leading scholars in the field to re-examine First World War poetry in English at the start of the centennial commemoration of the war. It offers historical and critical contexts, fresh readings of the important soldier-poets, and investigations of the war poetry of women and civilians, Georgians and Anglo-American modernists and of poetry from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the former British colonies. The volume explores the range and diversity of this body of work, its rich afterlife and the expanding horizons and reconfiguration of the term 'First World War Poetry'. Complete with a detailed chronology and guide to further reading, the Companion concludes with a conversation with three poets - Michael Longley, Andrew Motion and Jon Stallworthy - about why and how the war and its poetry continue to resonate with us.

Eidechse

Author: Banana Yoshimoto

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 325760646X

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Sechs bitterzarte, komische und tröstliche Geschichten über Menschen, die den Schritt endlich wagen: sich zu einer festen Beziehung bekennen, heiraten wollen und die dabei ihre Unsicherheit und Orientierungslosigkeit nicht verschweigen.

The Penguin Book of English Song

Seven Centuries of Poetry from Chaucer to Auden

Author: Richard Stokes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141982551

Category: Poetry

Page: 800

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The Penguin Book of English Song anthologizes the work of 100 English poets who have inspired a host of different composers (some English, some not) to write vocal music. Each of the chapters, arranged chronologically from Chaucer to Auden, opens with a precis of the poet's life, work and, often, approach to music. Richard Stokes's notes and commentaries constantly illuminate the language and themes of the poems and their settings in unexpected ways. An awareness of how Ben Jonson based his famous poem 'Drinke to me, onely, with thine eyes' on a Greek original, for example, increases our enjoyment of both the poem and the traditional song; knowledge of Thomas Hardy's relationships with women deepens our appreciation of songs by Ireland, Finzi, Britten and others; Charles Dibdin's 'Tom Bowling', played each year at the Last Night of the Proms, takes on a deeper resonance when we know that it was written after the death of his brother Tom, a sea captain struck by lightning in the Indian Ocean. Many composers of different nationalities appear, but the book remains quintessentially British, and includes pieces that have an established place in our national consciousness: 'Rule, Britannia' (James Thomson), 'Abide with me' (Henry Francis Lyte), 'Auld lang syne' (Robert Burns), 'Jerusalem' (William Blake), 'Once in royal David's city' (Mrs C. F. Alexander), and even 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star' (Jane Taylor). The poems are printed in their original versification and spelling, enabling us to trace the development of the English language as the book progresses. The volume presents a huge amount of information about English Song that will enlighten all those who delight in the fusion of words and music. The presence of minor as well as major poets and the unique principle of selection make The Penguin Book of English Song a highly original anthology of English verse.



The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653039

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 908

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'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.